There is nothing better than a fun family day out. A countryside walk is always a great option, it’s a simple way of keeping fit, getting some fresh air, digitally detoxing and discovering somewhere new. Not to mention it’s nearly always going to be free.
But finding that special route that offers awe inspiring views and isn’t too challenging for a range of ages can be tricky. I’ve found 5 routes that I think are perfect contenders. They're routes throughout the UK, so hopefully you can reach at least one of them within a few hours.
1. Scotland - Glencoe Highlands
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Scotland is home to some undeniably beautiful scenery and the Glencoe Highlands are no exception. The mountainous area offers such great walking opportunities that it even made it in to ITVs 100 favourites walks.
This route is the one featured in the ITV series, but when you arrive you can choose from a series of well signposted routes. For families we recommend the red trail which is not only the flattest, it is also accessible by wheelchair and is said to have the best views.
You’ll find plenty of seats on the way around the lochan as well as numerous picnic tables, so you can time this 5km walk with lunch. If you’re after something a bit more substantial to eat, then the Clachiag Inn that’s about halfway through the route is a great option for a pub-style meal. They even have rooms if you fancy staying the night.